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  • Hello, everybody.

  • This is Elliot from E T.

  • J.

  • English.

  • And today I'm sat on the floor.

  • Today we are here to talk about pronunciation.

  • We're here to talk about how you can start improving your pronunciation right now.

  • Some useful techniques and things you can do just to really speed up the process.

  • So how do we do it?

  • Well, let me start with my first point.

  • The first thing I want you to do is to familiarize yourself with the IAP A.

  • What's the IAP?

  • A.

  • Elliot?

  • Well, the IAP A is the international phonetic alphabet.

  • Lots of you probably already know what this is.

  • If you watch my videos, you will have seen some sounds from the iPod before it's basically an alphabet off sounds.

  • So we have the alphabet.

  • A B, C D E f g.

  • We also have an alphabet for E A.

  • With those sounds, right, Andi, It's quite useful to learn these because in every dictionary, for example, if you learn a new words, they will also have the EPA spelling off this word, and it will show you exactly how to pronounce it.

  • So it would be silly not to learn the I pa s o the IAP a includes continents on vows on also indicators like stress.

  • So this is really important because it will help you with learning, Firstly, ALS the sounds which are in the English language in British, English on also, it will help you with learning how new words that you learn are pronounced when you learn the EPA.

  • I also want you to notice sounds, which sounds similar.

  • So I've mentioned before in my YouTube videos the confusion that people have between words like beach and let me do a more safe for work version.

  • Let's dio sheep on ship these two sounds e and if they sound similar And this is where looking at people's mouths.

  • Onda mimicking people also joins this point.

  • So when you look at people, look at me when I pronounce she, I do a big smile, right?

  • What about when I say shit, Sheep ship sheep Shit, There's a difference there.

  • I'm smiling Mawr for E.

  • My tongue is actually going higher, but it's quite difficult to see, so you need to notice what's happening with similar sounds, and you also need toe watch people's mouths.

  • Whether they're smiling.

  • Mawr whether they're creating a very round shape with the mouth.

  • Just keep on eye on what's happening when you're watching YouTube videos watching things on TV.

  • Onda Just be aware of the movements in the mouth, and then you can start mimicking copy.

  • People mirror people.

  • Maybe don't do it when you're in a conversation with someone.

  • But sure, you can copy people when you're at home.

  • Watching TV on the concept of mimicking, mirroring and listening to people is mostly and, I would say, extremely useful for learning stress and intonation.

  • So maybe sometime when you're watching something like an interview with a British person or my YouTube videos, listen to the tone.

  • Don't focus on the sounds, but listen to the tone when I'm going up and I'm going down and listen to what's happening.

  • Andi, that should give you a bit mawr off a natural feeling off how we're talking.

  • You can start analyzing it and try to copy.

  • Don't be afraid toe.

  • Act a little bit crazy and just walk around the house and pretend your British.

  • This is something that I do.

  • Sometimes I walk around the house and pretend I'm Australian.

  • I'll just copy an Australian accent because I like it active practice.

  • I also want you to be creative.

  • You might have heard of these things called tongue twisters, such as she sells seashells by the seashore, nailed it these air where we combine lots of similar sounds and put them into one sentence to make it quite difficult to pronounce them on.

  • What we do is we try and say them as fast as we can.

  • Why don't you create your own tongue twisters?

  • If you are creative, you will remember things more so instead of just looking on Google for some tongue twisters, create your own and you're more likely to remember in your brain.

  • Being creative helps you learn faster.

  • That is the truth.

  • Record yourself.

  • We all have smartphones nowadays.

  • Get a voice recording app.

  • Use a voice recording app on record.

  • Your voice.

  • Listen to yourself on Think about what you what's missing.

  • Why don't I sound British?

  • Maybe for some people, this might be quite hard if you join my online cause you can send me voice recordings and I could give you detailed feedback on how you sound on what you need to work on.

  • But When you do voice recordings, it's good to see the changes you make and the progress you make as you go record yourself again.

  • Saying the same sentence two weeks later after practicing and see if you've improved sing songs in a British accent.

  • Talk to yourself in a British accent.

  • There's this great technique I read about.

  • For example, if somebody wants to quit smoking, the person needs to.

  • First, I identify themselves as a non smoker, so why don't you do the same thing with pronunciation?

  • Identify yourself as a British speaker.

  • Imagine you are believe you are on.

  • Imagine that person you want to sound like always have kind of one idol, one person you want to sound like.

  • His technique doesn't work for everyone, but it is a great technique to try.

  • So also, I need you to take your time.

  • Pronunciation is one of the longest improvements.

  • Now.

  • There is one way to speed it up faster.

  • On that is invest just like a business.

  • If you want it to grow, you need to invest your time.

  • You need to invest your money time, find more time to improve your pronunciation.

  • Small amounts, but often is usually what I recommend.

  • You need to practice what you learn, so you need more time to do that.

  • Investing your money.

  • Joining Online course on the best thing about an online course such as mine, it doesn't have to be mine.

  • It will guide you in the right direction, step by step and you'll learn the right things in the right order in detail.

  • Andi Extra bonus that comes with my courses that you can talk with me on what's app and I can guide you.

  • Evaluate your speech and tell you where you need todo with your practice.

  • So on online course is definitely a very powerful option for some people.

  • It's not a good choice for others it is, but it's entirely up to you.

  • But the main thing is just to be brave.

  • Don't be afraid to practice correct yourself.

  • So that's kind of my top tips for people who want to improve their pronunciation.

  • It's a few techniques now.

  • There are other techniques.

  • There are many more techniques, but these are the ones which I would do.

  • Let's say these are probably the things that I would do on a few other options, so I hope I did give you some useful advice today.

  • Please do give me a thumbs up.

  • And don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already, I make videos every week.

  • So I will see you next week.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • Bye.

Hello, everybody.

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